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Global study finds noise epidemic worsening at work

The open office is designed to increase employee collaboration, but a new study from Oxford Economics, commissioned by audio pioneer Plantronics, has found that the resultant noise pollution of the open office is reaching epidemic levels. According to the findings, ...

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Workplace Wellbeing Charter for Liverpool with ISS

In a first for ISS, Royal Liverpool University Hospital & Broadgreen and the Walton Centre have all received the Workplace Wellbeing Charter. The accreditation demonstrates the commitment by an organisation to improving the lives of those who work there, and ...

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Poor indoor air quality can lead to illness and reduced productivity

We spend around 90% of our lives indoors, often working for up to eight hours a day in poorly ventilated offices, occasionally alongside ill colleagues. We frequently take preventative measures to stop ourselves becoming unwell ourselves – like washing hands ...

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BCO research reveals ‘Wellness Matters’

New research by the British Council for Offices (BCO) has revealed that wellness does matter following a year-long study into Health and Wellbeing in offices. The completion of of study “Wellness Matters: Health and Wellbeing in offices and what to ...

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Ambius partners with BRE on biophilic office research

Interior landscaping company, Ambius, is teaming up with BRE, a world leading building science centre, as a core partner in a live, comprehensive study on the impact of biophilic design on office workers. The research project centres on a 7,000 ...

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8 of 10 Brits admit observing Presenteeism in the workplace

According to the recent CIPD survey, people coming into work when they are ill also known as ‘Presenteeism’ has more than tripled since 2010, with 86 per cent of employees admitting they had observed Presenteeism in the workplace. Research by ...

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Mental Health Awareness Week: Business leaders provide top tips for tackling stress

Today, 14 May 2018, marks the beginning of Mental Health Awareness Week, a campaign hosted by the Mental Health Foundation. This year the focus is on stress, a topic of increasing importance in workplaces across the world. Research has shown that two ...

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New report reveals green building makes business sense

The World Green Building Council has launched a new report highlighting tangible economic benefits of green building and showcasing improved occupant satisfaction when companies implement new health, wellbeing and productivity features in existing green structures. Doing Right by Planet and ...

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Willmott Dixon launches Mental Health First Aider initiative

Willmott Dixon has trained over 130 people, a fifth of its workforce, to become mental health first aiders on construction sites and in offices nationwide to support its All Safe Minds campaign. Everyone on a Willmott Dixon project already receives ...

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On your feet

Gavin Bradley, founding Director of Active Working CIC, explains why too much sitting around in the office is bad for health, wellbeing and productivity You might have heard a popular new saying: ‘sitting is the new smoking’. Well, it’s not ...

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